(Update) Truro MISSING CHILD Updated as of May 12, 2020

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**** Truro Police Release

MISSING CHILD

Updated as of May 12, 2020- 3:00pm

Today, May 12, 2020, search commanders from​ Colchester Ground Search and Rescue, and incident commanders and investigators from the Truro Police Service met with the parents and family members of Dylan.

The family was provided with an overview of the exhaustive search efforts to find Dylan.

In consultation with Ground Search and Rescue, it has been determined that the search area on land and in the water, that has been so visible since Dylan went missing, has been exhausted.

Truro Police Service are now focusing their efforts on the ongoing missing person investigation which began when Dylan was first reported missing on May 6, 2020.​

Chief of Police, Dave MacNeil, has addressed some commonly asked questions below. Please feel free to use these responses as quotes from Chief MacNeil.

Question: Is the Ground Search and Rescue related search for Dylan still ongoing or has that six day search now ended? ​

Response: Regrettably, the extensive search efforts over the last 6 days have not located Dylan. In consultation with Ground Search and Rescue, the decision has been made to conclude the active search component of this case.​ As new leads or information is brought forward, the search can very quickly be re-activated.


Question: Is this still an ongoing “search and recovery” investigation or is there reason to believe Dylan is missing because or any criminal involvement?​

Response: The Truro Police Service missing person investigation into Dylan Elher is continuing.​ The decision to suspend actively searching for Dylan does not impact the ongoing missing person investigation. The missing person investigation was started when Dylan was reported missing on May 6. We cannot comment further as this is an open investigation.

Question: Are police aware of the Facebook group “Voices For Dylan” and the ongoing discussion in that group? ​

Response: The Truro Police Service is aware of many social media groups and discussions that are happening in the public regarding this case.​

The Truro Police Service would like to thank everyone who assisted in the search operations for Dylan Ehler.​ Our thoughts and prayers are with the Ehler family during this difficult time.

For clarification purposes, the Truro Police Service wishes to specify, as with any case where someone goes missing, this has always been treated as a missing person investigation.

At this time, there is no indication of foul play. The missing person investigation has been ongoing since the moment Dylan Ehler was reported missing to the Truro Police Service on May 6, 2020.

If anyone has information that will lead to the recovery of Dylan, please call Truro Police 902-895-5351.

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